Staff who studied abroad

Many of our academic and professional staff spent a semester or year of their own undergraduate programmes on exchange. Here, a few of them share their experiences and what they valued most about the opportunity to study abroad. ‘When I studied in …

January 9, 2017 | Study abroad experience


Studying in Europe – France

Université de Perpignan “Without hesitation it was one of the best experiences of my life” I was lucky enough to spend a semester studying French and Spanish at the Université de Perpignan Via Domita, having already spent months as a language …

September 10, 2016 | Outbound students


Studying outside Europe – Uruguay

Universidad del la Republica, Montevideo Anna (International Relations and Spanish) ‌Initially I was full of doubts about studying abroad in Uruguay. Now I don’t think I could have made a better choice! I lived in Montevideo for a year which …

August 17, 2016 | Outbound students


Studying outside Europe – USA

University of California, Berkeley Laura (English) I was lucky enough to be offered the chance to spend a year studying at the University of California, Berkeley. Both socially and academically it was one of the best experiences of my life …

August 16, 2016 | Outbound students


Studying outside Europe – China

University of Hong Kong Jennifer (International Relations) Studying abroad in Hong Kong was the best thing I have ever done. From a university of 7,000 students to a global megacity with the same number of skyscrapers, St Andrews to Hong …

August 13, 2016 | Outbound students


Studying outside Europe – Canada

Queen’s University Megan (English & History) Without wanting to sound too twee, it was definitely a life-changing experience. There are so many positives about studying abroad, but I believe one of the greatest perks is the diversity of the courses …

August 12, 2016 | Outbound students


Studying outside Europe – Australia

James Cook University Alec (Marine Biology) As part of my 3rd year of my BSc Marine Biology, I studied at JCU in Townsville, NE Australia. It was an experience that I will never forget and one that has completely changed me …

August 11, 2016 | Outbound students